#SixSunday 44 In Her Image

Welcome sixers! Thanks for sharing part of your Sunday with me. This is the very next lines after last weeks post when Doris came face to face with an unpleasant man.


Doris had dressed with careless ease this morning; she had selected clothing to please herself. It was ridiculous for a courtesan to wear sheer low-cut gowns at this early hour in the park. This was the only time of day the world saw her as she honestly was, not as the scandal loving nymph who had pleasured many a man in her bed.

Lord Ramsay believed he had a chance, but the thought of suffering his embrace made her skin crawl. Lottie Townsend had standards to maintain. The first was that Doris must live with the consequences of whatever the courtesan chose to do.


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11 Responses to #SixSunday 44 In Her Image

  1. Gemma Parkes January 13, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    Beautifully written, l love that she dressed with ‘careless ease’, your choice of wording is a joy to read.

  2. Donna Cummings January 14, 2013 at 1:22 am #

    He made my skin crawl too. 🙂 And I loved that she got to wear something besides her “work clothes”. Nice six.

  3. Clare Davidson January 14, 2013 at 1:29 am #

    I love that she dressed with “careless ease”, that’s such a nice juxtaposition of words. Sounds like she prefers the morning, when she can be herself.

  4. Jessica Subject January 14, 2013 at 1:48 am #

    Love that she feels free to be herself here. Too bad Lord Ramsey interrupted her. Great six! 🙂

  5. Taryn Kincaid January 14, 2013 at 2:37 am #

    So intriguing.

  6. Angela Quarles January 14, 2013 at 4:44 am #

    Intriguing six, Heather!

  7. veronicascott January 14, 2013 at 5:01 am #

    I’m glad she takes care of herself – you’ve made me feel very protective of your character because I like her so much! Another terrific excerpt…

  8. Stevie Carroll January 14, 2013 at 5:15 am #

    I feel for her dilemma there.

  9. Kate Warren January 14, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    Good that she gets out once in a while. I don’t blame her for not wanting anything to do with him. Lovely wording in this six!

  10. Lorraine Paton January 14, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    I love how she separates herself from her “work.” And, I’m so happy to find out he isn’t someone who is already entrenched in her life. Though – I have a feeling he is going to make things difficult before the end.

  11. Sandra Sookoo January 15, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    Loved the “as she was” comment 🙂


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